From scenic farms and small towns to industrial big cities, Illinois' industries reflect its diverse landscape: it is a leading producer of corn and soybeans and also the home of the world's busiest airport, O'Hare International in Chicago. Illinois is home to a large number of insurance companies, which along with several universities and Abbott Laboratory, are among the state's largest employers.
When purchasing a home in Illinois, you should have a certified residential home inspector perform a home inspection. The home inspection is a visual walk-through to identify problems that need to be addressed, and a written report documenting the findings. Be sure your inspector complies with standards of practice and code of ethics and meets all applicable requirements for the state of Illinois. A thorough inspection is recommended by the FHA and benefits both the home owner and the mortgage company (Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac).
The following list of FHA inspectors has been assembled from the HUD.gov database. Visit the HUD website for the most current list of FHA inspectors.